In Australia, home to such lethal arachnids as the funnelweb
, which lurk under the rim of toilets and inject lethal venom into unspeakable parts of the anatomy, this was seen as a very dangerous message.
Medic Bob McCarron said: "We had to remove three pythons and two killer funnelweb
They have the funnelweb
there – a spider that can bite through your thumbnail.
BONUS WINNER: MRS B TAYLOR, ALDERSHOT, HAMPSHIRE ACROSS DOWN 1 Dull, colourless (4) 3 Funnelweb
, eg (6) 7 Big cat (4) 8 1996 thriller starring Mel Gibson (6) 10 French policeman (8) 13 Mythical strongman (8) 16 Casserole with a layer of potato (6) 17 Joint of the leg (4) 18 Relating to the sea (6) 19 Gardener's hut (4) 1 Heavy rain (6) 2 Quantity (6) 4 Place to get a prescription dispensed (8) 5 Tiny particles of dirt (4) 6 Play energetically (4) 9 Southern tip of South America (4,4) 11 Wince with pain (6) 12 Climb (6) 14 Pal (4) 15 Celebrity (4) SOLUTION to Crossword April 21 ACROSS 1 Brag; 3 Slight; 7 Alto; 8 Amount; 10 Cemetery; 13 Fraction; 16 Cookie; 17 Guru; 18 Refuge; 19 Mesh.
Population structure in a saproxylic funnelweb
spider (Hexathelidae: Hadronyche) along a forested rainfall gradient.
Courtship and mating behavior of Thelechoris kaeschi (Araneae, Dipluridae), an African funnelweb
spiders hiding in the dunny and Great White sharks lurking off every beach - Swansea builder Dave Stokes thought he'd heard all the scare stories about Australia.
SAN FRANCISCO A Funnelweb
presentation of a production in two acts devised, written and performed by Barry Humphries, with additional material by Ian Davidson.
Wunderlich, "ATHAS Data Bank", University of Tennessee, Knoxville, available at funnelweb
The Australian spider fauna has been divided into 15 different common name groups--Orb-weavers, Swift spiders, Net-casting spiders, House spiders, Slender sac spiders, Ground spiders, White Tails, Prowlers, Jumpers, Redback spiders and relatives, Crab spiders, Mouse spiders, Australian Funnelwebs
, Spiny Trapdoors and finally Australian Tarantulas.
Here are my findings: FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER When they bite, the funnelwebs
maintain a tight grip on their victim, often biting repeatedly.